John Ricketson

30 March 1802–25 August 1832 (Age 30)
Union Vale, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Ricketson was born on 30 March 1802, in Union Vale, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Rickerson, was 21 and his mother, Sarah De Long, was 22. He married Mary Briggs on 16 September 1824. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 25 August 1832, at the age of 30.

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John Ricketson
Mary Briggs
Marriage: 16 September 1824
Sarah Rickerson

Spouse and Children

16 September 1824


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Age 10

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Rickertsen, a patronymic from Rickert .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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